Lovers of fresh coffee, tea, ice cream, and cake know it already: Crusio is the place to be. Add the beautiful interior, the great music, and the excellent hospitality, and you’ll see why. The ice cream is always made fresh in new flavors. Crusio carries three kinds of espresso beans that change every three weeks or sooner. The old-fashioned filtered coffees are also served, as is the home brand tea. Fresh cappuccinos and flatwhites with latte art are served at the table, so that you can see how the rosetta is poured into the cup. This makes drinking coffee a true happening.
Crusio has a finely-crafted menu that is really built on four pillars: ice cream, coffee, tea, and cake. Everything is made fresh and in an old-fashioned way as much as possible. There are fresh burnt beans, daily fresh cake, daily fresh ice cream (the base mixes of which are also made fresh), and tea leaves imported mostly by the store itself. Crusio makes no compromises when it comes to freshness and quality of ingredients, and that’s a difference you’ll taste. The ice cream salon/coffee bar has seating for 32. In the summer, you can enjoy the sun (and of course your delicious snack) on the sunny patio that has seating for 40.
The interior is built from natural materials. There’s a brick wall that is 400 years old, the floors are made of big tiles and oak panels, the buffet consists of wooden panels and the ceiling is authentic as well. Crusio has relatively low lighting in the store, but the light that’s there comes from cool antique wall lights and the beautiful chandelier. Music from the 60s and 70s is played a lot here, from rock ‘n roll to Motown.
The Wouwsestraat is located in the center of Bergen op Zoom, in the middle of all the fun stores this town offers. Crusio is located on a large, cozy town square, and in the summers, the patio is truly lovely.